1982 California Angels
1982 AL West Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Gene Autry
General manager(s)Buzzie Bavasi
Manager(s)Gene Mauch
Local televisionKTLA
Local radioKMPC
(Ron Fairly, Bob Starr, Joe Buttitta)
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The 1982 California Angels season involved the Angels finishing 1st in the American League West for the second time in team history, with a record of 93 wins and 69 losses. However, the Angels fell to the Milwaukee Brewers in the ALCS in 5 games. This was future Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson’s first season with the Angels.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
California Angels 93 69 0.574 52–29 41–40
Kansas City Royals 90 72 0.556 3 56–25 34–47
Chicago White Sox 87 75 0.537 6 49–31 38–44
Seattle Mariners 76 86 0.469 17 42–39 34–47
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 25 36–45 32–49
Texas Rangers 64 98 0.395 29 38–43 26–55
Minnesota Twins 60 102 0.370 33 37–44 23–58

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 7–5 5–7 6–7 7–6 4–8 9–4–1 8–4 11–2 7–5 7–5 9–3 10–3
Boston 9–4 7–5 4–8 6–7 8–5 6–6 4–9 6–6 7–6 8–4 7–5 10–2 7–6
California 5–7 5–7 8–5 8–4 5–7 7–6 6–6 7–6 7–5 9–4 10–3 8–5 8–4
Chicago 7–5 8–4 5–8 6–6 9–3 3–10 3–9 7–6 8–4 9–4 6–7 8–5 8–4
Cleveland 7–6 7–6 4–8 6–6 6–7 2–10 7–6 8–4 4–9 4–8 9–3 7–5 7–6
Detroit 6–7 5–8 7–5 3–9 7–6 6–6 3–10 9–3 8–5 9–3 6–6 8–4 6–7
Kansas City 8–4 6–6 6–7 10–3 10–2 6–6 7–5 7–6 5–7 7–6 7–6 7–6 4–8
Milwaukee 4–9–1 9–4 6–6 9–3 6–7 10–3 5–7 7–5 8–5 7–5 8–4 7–5 9–4
Minnesota 4–8 6–6 6–7 6–7 4–8 3–9 6–7 5–7 2–10 3–10 5–8 5–8 5–7
New York 2–11 6–7 5–7 4–8 9–4 5–8 7–5 5–8 10–2 7–5 6–6 7–5 6–7
Oakland 5–7 4–8 4–9 4–9 8–4 3–9 6–7 5–7 10–3 5–7 6–7 5–8 3–9
Seattle 5–7 5–7 3–10 7–6 3–9 6–6 6–7 4–8 8–5 6–6 7–6 9–4 7–5
Texas 3–9 2–10 5–8 5–8 5–7 4–8 6–7 5–7 8–5 5–7 8–5 4–9 4–8
Toronto 3–10 6–7 4–8 4–8 6–7 7–6 8–4 4–9 7–5 7–6 9–3 5–7 8–4


Transactions

Roster

1982 California Angels
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Bob Boone 143 472 121 .256 7 58
1B Rod Carew 138 523 167 .319 3 44
2B Bobby Grich 145 506 132 .261 19 65
3B Doug DeCinces 153 575 173 .301 30 97
SS Tim Foli 150 480 121 .252 3 56
LF Brian Downing 158 623 175 .281 28 84
CF Fred Lynn 138 472 141 .299 21 86
RF Reggie Jackson 153 530 146 .275 39 101
DH Don Baylor 157 608 160 .263 24 93

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Juan Beniquez 112 196 52 .265 3 24
Ron Jackson 53 142 47 .331 2 19
Rob Wilfong 55 102 25 .245 1 11
Bobby Clark 102 90 19 .211 2 8
Joe Ferguson 36 84 19 .226 3 8
Mick Kelleher 34 49 8 .163 0 1
Rick Burleson 11 45 7 .156 0 2
Ricky Adams 8 14 2 .143 0 0
Daryl Sconiers 12 13 2 .154 0 2
José Moreno 11 3 0 .000 0 0
Gary Pettis 10 5 1 .200 1 1

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Geoff Zahn 34 229.1 18 8 3.73 81
Ken Forsch 37 228.0 13 11 3.87 73
Tommy John 7 35.0 4 2 3.86 14
Luis Tiant 6 29.2 2 2 5.76 30

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mike Witt 33 179.2 8 6 3.51 85
Steve Renko 31 156.0 11 6 4.44 81
Bruce Kison 33 142.0 10 5 3.17 86
Dave Goltz 28 86.0 8 5 4.08 49
Angel Moreno 13 49.1 3 7 4.74 22

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Andy Hassler 54 2 1 4 2.78 38
Luis Sánchez 46 7 4 5 3.21 58
Doug Corbett 33 1 7 8 5.05 37
Don Aase 24 3 3 4 3.46 40
Rick Steirer 10 1 0 0 3.76 14
John Curtis 8 0 1 1 6.00 10
Stan Bahnsen 7 0 1 0 4.66 5
Mickey Mahler 6 2 0 0 1.13 5

Game log

1982 Game Log: 93–69 (Home: 52–29; Away: 41–40)
April: 15–7 (Home: 9–0; Away: 6–7)
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May: 16–11 (Home: 9–7; Away: 7–4)
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May 24 @ Red Sox Postponed (Rain); Makeup: August 26
June: 14–12 (Home: 9–9; Away: 5–3)
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July: 13–14 (Home: 8–5; Away: 5–9)
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August: 17–12 (Home: 7–6; Away: 10–6)
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August 9 @ Twins Postponed (Schedule change); Makeup: August 12
September: 15–13 (Home: 7–2; Away: 8–11)
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October: 3–0 (Home: 3–0; Away: 0–0)
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Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Angels team member

ALCS

Game log

1982 Postseason Game Log: 2–3 (Home: 2–0; Away: 0–3)
1982 AL Championship Series: vs. Milwaukee Brewers 2–3 (Home: 2–0; Away: 0–3)
# Date Time (PT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Box/
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1 October 5 5:25 p.m. PDT Brewers 8–3 John (1–0) Caldwell (0–1) 64,406 1–0 W1
2 October 6 5:15 p.m. PDT Brewers 4–2 Kison (1–0) Vuckovich (0–1) 64,179 2–0 W2
3 October 8 12:15 p.m. PDT @ Brewers 3–5 Sutton (1–0) Zahn (0–1) Ladd (1) 50,135 2–1 L1
4 October 9 10:00 a.m. PDT @ Brewers 5–9 Haas (1–0) John (1–1) Slaton (1) 51,003 2–2 L2
5 October 10 1:20 p.m. PDT @ Brewers 3–4 McClure (1–0) Sánchez (0–1) Ladd (2) 54,968 2–3 L3
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Postponement
Bold = Angels team member

Main article: 1982 American League Championship Series

Game 1, October 5

Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Milwaukee 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 2
California 1 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 X 8 10 0
W: Tommy John (1-0)   L: Mike Caldwell (0-1)   S: None
HR: MILGorman Thomas (1)  CALFred Lynn (1)
Pitchers: MIL – Caldwell, Slaton (4), Ladd (7), Bernard (8)  CAL – John
Attendance: 64,406

Game 2, October 6

Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Milwaukee 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
California 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 x 4 6 0
W: Bruce Kison (1-0)   L: Pete Vuckovich (0-1)   S: None
HR: MILPaul Molitor (1)  CALReggie Jackson (1)
Pitchers: MIL – Vuckovich  CAL – Kison
Attendance: 64,179

Game 3, October 8

County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
California 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 8 0
Milwaukee 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 5 6 0
W: Don Sutton (1-0)   L: Geoff Zahn (0-1)   S: Pete Ladd (1)
HR: CALBob Boone (1)  MILPaul Molitor (2)
Pitchers: CAL – Zahn, Witt (4), Hassler (7)  MIL – Sutton, Ladd (8)
Attendance: 50,135

Game 4, October 9

County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
California 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 5 5 3
Milwaukee 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 9 9 2
W: Moose Haas (1-0)   L: Tommy John (0-1)   S: Jim Slaton (1)
HR: CALDon Baylor (1)  MILMark Brouhard (1)
Pitchers: CAL – John, Goltz (4), Sanchez (8)  MIL – Haas, Slaton (8)
Attendance: 51,003

Game 5, October 10

County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
California 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 11 1
Milwaukee 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 x 4 6 4
W: Bob McClure (1-0)   L: Luis Sánchez (0-1)   S: Pete Ladd (2)
HR: CAL – None  MILBen Oglivie (1)
Pitchers: CAL – Kison, Sanchez (6), Hassler (7)  MIL – Vuckovich, McClure (7), Ladd (9)
Attendance: 54,968

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Spokane Indians Pacific Coast League Moose Stubing
AA Holyoke Millers Eastern League Jack Hiatt
A Redwood Pioneers California League Chris Cannizzaro
A Danville Suns Midwest League Gus Gil and Aurelio Monteagudo
A-Short Season Salem Angels Northwest League Joe Maddon

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Salem

Notes

  1. ^ Bob Boone at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jose Moreno at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Dave Smith at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Brian Harper at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Reggie Jackson at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ "Dan Ford Stats".
  7. ^ "Ron Jackson Stats".
  8. ^ Doug Corbett at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Luis Tiant at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Tommy John at Baseball Reference

References